vCloud Automation Center Application Services: Fundamentals [V6]

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- Format: Self-Paced
- Length: 2 Hours
This free self-paced eLearning course provides you with a fundamental understanding of how to use vCloud Application Director with VMware vCloud Automation Center to configure and deploy complex applications that are portable across private and public clouds.

Objectives:    After this course, you will be able to:
•  Install and configure vCloud Application Director to use with vCloud Automation Center.
•  Manage the components in the vCloud Application Director catalog.
•  Configure application blueprints.
•  Deploy applications.
•  Manage deployed applications.
Intended Audience:    •  Application architects and application deployers who work in collaboration with application infrastructure administrators and cloud administrators
Prerequisites:    This course assumes that you have a basic understanding of virtualization and cloud technologies and terminology as presented in the VMware Cloud Fundamentals eLearning course.
Outline:    Module 1: Introduction to VMware vCloud Application Director
•  Business challenges of application provisioning
•  Key features of vCloud Application Director
•  Example deployment workflows

Module 2: Installation and configuration
•  Process overview
•  Installation preparation
•  Deploying and initializing the virtual appliance
•  Setting up access control
•  Configuring the cloud abstraction layer
•  Practice activities:
•  Create a cloud provider
•  Create a deployment environment

Module 3: Working with the catalog
•  Review of each catalog component
•  Creating and managing components
•  Practice activities:
•  Edit a service
•  Add a new operating system version
•  Set up a policy
•  Add a new logical template

Module 4: Creating application blueprints
•  Creating application blueprints
•  Working with prebuilt blueprint from the catalog and Marketplace
•  Practice activity:
•  Create an application blueprint

Module 5: Managing deployments
•  What happens when you deploy an application
•  Creating deployment profiles
•  Deploying applications
•  Updating deployments
•  Running policy scans
•  Tearing down deployments
•  Practice activities:
•  Deploy an application
•  Tear down a deployment